bording VISION | Transformation strategy
involvement INVITED PRODUCTION Strategy | URBAN PLANNING Client Ikast-Brande Kommune Realdania Collaboration Tom Nielsen | Jakob Ă˜ster
TRANSFORMING A TOWN UiWE made a transformation strategy for the town of Bording, a some 3000-person town in Jutland, Denmark. Having lost its status as a regional shopping town, the question arises: what is the profile and direction for a town like Bording? We propose to cultivate Bording as residential town, radically rethinking the plan and organisation of the area. This entails a greening of the town that connects the urban areas to the surrounding landscape as well as a broad palette of other initiatives enhancing the urban and landscape qualities. We focus investment and planning resources in the town center and open up for a productive urban landscape with urban gardening and wild nature. Future urban developments are planned close to the town centre, but still connected to the landscape. Furthermore our proposal features a variety of organisational strategies such as activating leftover land, introducing a local market building, and involving the school in the town development. Ikast-Brande Kommune and Realdania are now developing UiWEâ€™s proposal further together with the work of two other Danish planning offices, Metopos and Transform.
Published on Jun 24, 2012